Redmi Note 9 review: Is it worth the hype?

Redmi 9 launched: Quad cameras, 5020mAh battery and more

Redmi 9 budget phone has been finally launched in Spain, putting an end to the flow of rumours and leaks in the recent past. The Redmi 9 succeeds the Redmi 8 phone that was launched in 2019 and the handset’s rear design draws inspiration from the POCO X2/Redmi K30 with a circular ring and a gradient design.

Redmi 9 Specifications

Redmi 9 has a vertically aligned camera module at the back with a fingerprint sensor towards the bottom, while the fourth lens is placed in a parallel position. Redmi 9 key specifications include a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, full HD+ display, and a large 5,020mAh battery.

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The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi 9 features a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,340 pixels) display with waterdrop-style notch, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 394ppi pixel density, and 400nits brightness.

It has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone is powered by the 2GHz MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor, paired with Mali-G52 GPU, and up to 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is listed to be up to 64GB, with the option to expand it further using the dedicated microSD card slot.

The Redmi 9 has a quad-camera setup at the back with a 13-megapixel main camera with f/2.2 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture and 118-degree field of view.

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There is also a 5-megapixel macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Rear camera features include Kaleidoscope, ultra-wide-angle mode, macro mode, portrait mode, and supports 1080p at 30fps.

Upfront, the phone is listed to offer an 8-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a 77.8-degree field of view. Front camera features include palm shutter, portrait mode, HDR, screen flash, self-timer, and more.

Additionally, the phone comes with a large 5,020mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging support. The company ships a 10W charger inside the box. The Redmi 9 supports AI Face Unlock, alongside a rear fingerprint sensor.

Lastly, the connectivity options are listed to include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5, Wi-Fi Direct, FM Radio, NFC, GPS, AGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, and infrared sensor.

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Sensors onboard include vibration motor, distance sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and electronic compass.

The Redmi 9 has priced at EUR 149 (roughly Rs. 12,800) for the 3GB + 32GB storage option. There is also a 4GB + 64GB storage option that is priced at EUR 179 (roughly Rs. 15,300).

Pre-orders for the Redmi phone will begin on June 15, and during the pre-order phase, the phone will be made available at an introductory price of EUR 139 (roughly Rs. 11,900) and EUR 169 (roughly Rs. 14,500) for 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM variant, respectively.

The phone will go on sale in Spain on June 18 via online and offline retailers. This includes Mi.com, Mi stores, Amazon, Carrefour, Worten, Alcampo, Phone House, and others. The Redmi 9 has been made available in Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, and Ocean Green colour options.

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